A while back I was speaking at an multi-denominational conference. During that week I had several men come up to me and make comments that are more evidence god is not real, well at least their god.
One told me that god had revealed to Him the anointing he (god) had put on my life. The man even told me that since his revelation he could see and aura around me. I literally glowed.
Another told me that during the prayer after me and before the next speaker that god told him that I was not speaking my words, but gods words were being spoken through me. My words were inspired as the Bible was inspired. God breathed them both.
The last told me that god had given him a word for me. The word was: Because I was letting god work through me in such a powerful way he (god) was going to do a mighty work though me. He was going to use me to train up a team of Christian speakers. I would soon be teaching others how to speak like me and to let god work through them as he had worked through me. The world will find it’s way back to god through my ministry and the ministries that would spring up from my teaching.
The truth is I was already a non-believer when this happened. God wasn’t in me working. He didn’t give me those words. As a matter of fact, I actually was already changing my sermons to be less “doctrinal” and more generic. I was trying NOT to be as evangelistic! I was not going to raise up any ministries under mine. I was not going to teach others to speak. I was already wanting to quit spreading the biblical messages I had, apparently, become so good at sharing.
If their god was real and he wanted to further his truth shouldn’t he have used the holy spirit to warn them of me? Shouldn’t I have been called out as a false prophet? Even though my message was in line with their beliefs shouldn’t god have at least made them feel uneasy to hear me preach? He could find someone else to preach through if he disposed of me, couldn’t he?
Wouldn’t he be obligated to give someone a heads up? There were over a thousand people at the one event. Either it was like Sodom and there were no righteous people there and god was going to destroy them anyway, or he was playing a sick prank on them by letting them believe in me as god’s mouthpiece, or he doesn’t exist. I suppose there could be another explanation but those are the only reasonable ones I can think of off-hand.
It seems to me those people heard what they wanted to hear. They may have even heard what they needed to hear. I hope I encouraged them and made their lives better. But they did not witness “God’s Anointing”. I think their minds created in their heads what they wanted to experience. They were delusional. I am sure seemed very real to them. Each man seemed very sincere. A loving god would not fool his own children in such a way.
To me the most logical conclusion is that the god those men worship is not real. He is a mix of what they have read, been told, and what they want to believe.